Arts + Culture

People are Split on Whether Beyonce's 'African-Themed' Baby Shower is Appropriation

Folks weigh in on Beyoncé's African-inspired baby shower.

DIASPORA—In yet another showing of her love for all things "African," Beyoncé held a baby shower this weekend inspired by the fashion, music and culture of the continent.

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A Designer Q+A: Inside Archel Bernard’s Liberian Fashion Wonderland

This designer of wax-print dresses employs Liberian women in Bombchel, her ethical fashion initiative based in Monrovia.

DIASPORA—Archel Bernard is the Liberian-American designer and social entrepreneur behind “The Bombchel Factory,” an ethically produced fashion boutique based in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Bold Prints With Ghanaian Label Kaela Kay

Ghanaian label Kaela Kay's bold Ankara prints for their Spring/Summer 14 collection.

Ankara and wax prints are always an easy way to go for the spring & summer seasons. Ghanaian label Kaela Kay has always used different types of colorful fabrics to construct contemporary and feminine collections. Designed by Catherine Addai, the brand's S/S 14 collection follows her signature of crafting bold garments that can be easily matched with cool, basic pieces. Scroll through our gallery to view the photographs from the lookbook and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #kaelakay.

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